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About this soundBad Lauchstädt  is a town in the district Saalekreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, 13 km southwest of Halle. Pop. (2005) 4,933.

Bad Lauchstädt
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Coat of arms of Bad Lauchstädt
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Lauchstädt within Saalekreis district
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Bad Lauchstädt is located in Germany
Bad Lauchstädt
Bad Lauchstädt
Bad Lauchstädt is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Bad Lauchstädt
Bad Lauchstädt
Coordinates: 51°22′N 11°50′E / 51.367°N 11.833°E / 51.367; 11.833Coordinates: 51°22′N 11°50′E / 51.367°N 11.833°E / 51.367; 11.833
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictSaalekreis
Subdivisions6
Government
 • MayorChristian Runkel
Area
 • Total85.36 km2 (32.96 sq mi)
Elevation
124 m (407 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,783
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06246
Dialling codes034635
Vehicle registrationSK
Websitewww.stadt-bad-lauchstaedt.de

Lauchstädt was a popular watering-place in the 18th century, the dukes of Saxe-Merseburg often making it their summer residence. From 1789 to 1811 the Weimar court theatrical company gave performances here of the plays of Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, an attraction which greatly contributed to the well-being of the town.[2] During the 19th century, its industries included malting, vinegar-making and brewing.[2]

In January 2008, Bad Lauchstädt incorporated the former municipalities Schafstädt, Delitz am Berge and Klobikau. On 1 January 2010 Milzau was also incorporated, disbanding the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Bad Lauchstädt.

August Förster 1863
Bad Lauchstädt

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2018" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).
  2. ^ a b   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lauchstädt". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 276. Further reading noted there:
    • Maak, Das Goethetheater in Lauchstädt (Lauchstädt, 1905);
    • Nasemann, Bad Lauchstädt (Halle, 1885).